The Cross

edited December 1969 in Random Issues

A young man was at the end of his rope, seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer

"Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."

The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross inside this room.

Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."

The man was filled with relief and said, "Thank you Lord," and he did as he was told.

Upon entering the other room, he saw many crosses; some so large the tops were not visible. Then, he spotted a tiny cross leaning against a far wall.

"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered. The Lord replied, "My son, that is the cross you just brought in."

When life's problems seem overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.


Whatever your cross
Whatever your pain
There will always be sunshine
After the rain

Perhaps you may stumble
Perhaps even fall
But God's always there
To help you through it all

Hope u will like it.
God bless


  • I definitely liked this piece. Thank you very much for these insightful words. I guess it does teach a very important lesson which we should all learn. It teaches how we should not complain about the afflictions which we encounter because God is always with us and there are those who have probably gone through worse. It definitel touched me. :)

    Please pray for me always,
    Believer in God
  • Believer in God

    I second u too. I liked it and i am glad u liked it too.
    Hope to hear others too.

    God bless
  • Yedediya, that was beautiful, if you have more please share, it was magnificent, outstanding, beautiful, and the greatest story/poem ever!

    Coptic Servent
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